An aspiring architect, designing creative and contemplative spaces through client participation. Experienced in project management, architecture, construction, planning, public policy, urban design, community creation, and sustainability. Organized meetings to discuss issues pertinent to projects and community involvement. My portfolio includes places where people live, work, contemplate, educate and play. Participated in International competitions and community design charrettes. Developed professional development programs for offices, AIA and USGBC Chapters. Lectured on architecture, urban revitalization, sustainability, and professional development.
Architectural Designer III
07/2003 – Feb 2014
Networked at business round tables, Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, developing strategic allegiances for non-profits, civic initiatives and funding entrepreneurial projects. • Documented existing conditions for separate renovation projects for LuPe Designs and Herb Hacker, AIA, and lease stacking plans for a speculative mixed use project for Proteus West. • Researched financial resources and project opportunities to create a new architecture and urban design partnership, Fourward Architecture. • Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.
Tiny Prints Production Designer
Oct 2013 – Dec 2013
Romanoski Glass & Mirror
Lead Generation and Territorial Sales Manager
02/2011 – 07/2011
Directed business development and lead generation across the Southwest. Tabled at professional society meetings and conferences to establish and develop relationships with architects and general contractors. Represented the Major Industries product line in the Southern California market, delivering lunch and learn presentations about innovations in day-lighting. • Design and delivered portfolio presentations for interviewing with General Contractors. The presentations led to the immediate generation of bidding opportunities. • Researched, prioritized and created a calendar of conferences and professional meetings to create a marketing schedule for senior staff to build relationships with existing and new clients. • Resolved bid communication problem that were causing Romanoski to miss out on project opportunities. Refined bid room searches to generate more appropriate responses and coordinated contact information that was clear and direct.
Jacobs Engineering (formerly Carter & Burgess)
Architectural Job Captain
09/2007 – 08/2009
Conducted facility conditions assessments to determine maintenance and renovation schedules for the US Air Force in Texas and South Carolina. Directed, trained and mentored staff in the design and construction of retail buildings. Modified retail roll out prototype designs to meet local building codes and design review comments. • Mitigated a mutually agreeable solution to a FDC issue between the Fire Marshall, contractor and the architectural design. • Trained and mentored staff in facilities assessment and surveys, receiving commendations from Armstrong Development for our thoroughness. • Received commendations from CVS/pharmacy for our thoroughness in facilities assessment and surveys of stores acquired through mergers with other pharmacies.
Architectural Project Manager II
4/2005 – 9/2007
Managed the design and construction documents for turnkey commercial, warehouse and retail projects. Worked closely with consultants to coordinate designs to meet client’s needs, including meetings to work out details. Cawley was the primary design firm for a design-build contractor. • Attended jurisdictional staff and public meetings for the client, to ensure compliance with city requirements and resolution of public issues. • Master planned several multi-building complexes, creating a coherent and comprehensive sense of place. • Managed the firm’s only 5 story steel structure, designed to maximize the leasable Class A office space and structural efficiency. Worked closely with the structural engineer to detail attachments for the signature cantilevered, radial curtain wall, the parapet sunscreen and the suspended entry doors.
Rob Paulus Architect, Ltd.
Architectural Designer I
02/2003 – 06/2003
Designed and developed construction documents for residential, commercial and urban redevelopment projects, including mechanical and electrical designs. Guided projects through the city submittal process. • Documented, site surveyed and field assessed historic properties to convert them from industrial use to multi-family loft homes • Designed details for a multi-building office condominium complex to serve as a prototype. • Resolved design issues for the conversion of a historic Fraternity facility into apartments.
Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects
Architect In Training
09/2000 – 08/2002
Programmed, space planned, designed and administered contracts for science and research facilities for public and private universities in Texas. • Coordinated CAD layering and pen weights, and documents on firm’s FTP site for a 170,000 gsf science and research laboratory at the University of Texas. • Resolved a dimensional issue for a laboratory tenant improvement through forensic investigation of documents. Resolution was to reduce the size of a researcher’s office space. • Developed a mentoring program involving site visits, travelogues and exhibition tours.
The Mathes Group (currently Mathes Brierre Architects)
Architectural Intern II
03/1999 – 06/2000
Developed space plans and construction documents for telecommunications facilities, academic building and corporate tenant improvements. Site surveyed buildings and parking facilities for renovation. Now Mathes Brierre Architects. • Managed the Bellsouth collocation program, reducing response time from 3 weeks to hours, by improving our communications technology and client relations to better develop space plans, cost estimates and facilities assessments. • Documented and scanned important projects from the firm’s extensive portfolio to redesign project winning marketing and firm sponsored seminar materials. • Developed 3-D CAD models to base marker renderings for a competition entry.
Olde New Orleans Design Group, Inc.
10/1998 – 03/1999
Designed single family, “Southern Style,” custom homes for the Gulf Coast region. Designs included lighting, electrical and framing layouts. The most popular designs were adapted for on-line home plan sales. • Developed and maintained CAD Library of most common details to improve productivity. • Researched rigid steel frame construction and adapted the technology to match our New Orleans based aesthetic. • Designed model homes for a subdivision.
Architectural Intern I
09/1996 – 06/1998
Employed in the Corporate and Education Studio where I developed space plans and construction documents for school, religious and research facilities, and hospitality and corporate tenant improvements. Developed material and finish boards, color pencil renderings, bluelines, and CAD models for design development. • Created a continuing education and mentoring program involving architectural tours, lectures, and discussions around PBS videos . • Established CAD standards as organization switched from AES to AutoCAD R13. Reviewed Softdesk 8. • Identified and photographed key sustainable design elements for a Grant reporting.